The Art of Botanics
Sat 15 Dec 07 - Wed 16 Jan 08
An exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by plants to coincide with the exhibition Emile Gallé and The Origins of Art Nouveau.
This exhibition explores plants and their continued inspiration to designers. It displays textiles created by second year students on the BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design programme at Cleveland College of Art and Design in Hartlepool. These contemporary textiles are displayed in the historic setting of The Bowes Museum including the English Period Rooms.
The students' assignment was to produce an individual piece based on plant forms. They drew on historic and contemporary sources including museums, magazines and paintings for inspiration. They then produced a wide body of work, from sketches to models, which contributed to the final piece. These sketches and models will be included as part of the exhibition, to illustrate the design process.
Cleveland College of Art and Design's award-winning BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design degree programme maintains its excellent reputation for producing creative professionals with a sophisticated awareness of contemporary design, market requirements and professional practice alongside the traditional skills of drawing, colour and technical expertise.